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We are proud to announce that in August 2017, our Forest Park Water Treatment Plant (FPWTP) was awarded the prestigious "5-Year President's Award" from the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the nation's largest nonprofit, scientific, and education organization for the drinking water industry. Only 16 drinking water facilities in Pennsylvania have earned the award.

The "President's Award" is a designation developed by AWWA's Partnership for Safe Water. The Partnership is a volunteer endeavor between the AWWA, Environmental Protection Agency, and water suppliers with the goal of providing communities with drinking water quality that surpasses the required regulatory standards, through treatment plant and distribution system optimization. The "5-Year President's Award" is given to plants that demonstrate consistently, over a five-year period, a high level of water purification; not just from raw water to drinking water, but also in each individual filter the plant uses to clean water. FPWTP has been involved in the Partnership for Safe Water since 1995.

In presenting the award, Paul Zielinski, Partnership for Safe Water Representative, noted "Forest Park Water Treatment Plant is part of an elite class of treatment plants in the country that have received the AWWA Partnership for Safe Water 5-year President's Award. This is not an easy accomplishment to achieve and there are many hurdles to overcome. Year in and year out, Forest Park Water is providing its customers with water that surpasses many State and Federal drinking water standards. We are pleased to recognize Forest Park management and staff with this award."

"Maintaining the President's Award level of performance for five years demonstrates the consistent, high quality water produced by the Forest Park Water Treatment Plant every day," said Jeff Pifer, manager of the Forest Park Water Treatment Facility. "Consistently providing safe, clean drinking water 24 hours a day, seven days a week remains a goal we will continually strive to meet and exceed. The "5-Year Presidents Award" is an important milestone as we seek to continuously improve the quality of drinking water we provide to all of our customers."

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Paul Zielinski, AWWA Partnership for Safe Water Representative, presents the 5-Year President’s Award to Forest Park Water Treatment Plant.

(From left to right: Anthony J. Bellitto Jr., executive director of North Penn Water Authority; Paul Zielinski, AWWA Partnership for Safe Water Representative, Wayne Letourneau, operations manager, Forest Park Water Treatment Plant; Robert Bender, executive director of North Wales Water Authority)

FPWTP is a state of the art water treatment facility that combines conventional treatment processes with advanced techniques, which include ozone disinfection and membrane filtration. Membrane filtration is a leading-edge technology capable of consistently producing very high quality water and ensures the plant can safely meet the more stringent federal and state water quality regulations that will be required in the near future. This combination of traditional and innovative water treatment allows FPWTP to produce the safest, highest quality water possible.


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